29 Nov '13, 12pm

Artist cultivates magical microcosmic worlds with miniature bonsai trees

Artist cultivates magical microcosmic worlds with miniature bonsai trees

The spiritual and cultural significance of growing miniature bonsai trees derives from a thousand-year-old horticultural tradition in Japan, representing a careful, contemplative and Zen-influenced relationship between humans and nature. Taking up this time-honoured practice of cultivating trees, Japanese artist-architect Takanori Aiba gives his bonsai an unusual twist by adding on miniature, realistic structures like bridges, stairs and intricately detailed buildings.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/artist-creates-miniatur...

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